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MBA CET Syllabus

The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test [MAH CET] 2021 for MBA courses is expected to be held in March 2021. It is similar to the other MBA examinations such as CAT, XAT, GMAT, etc. in that the exam tests the candidate’s grasp over reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude and verbal ability. Selected candidates are offered seats at prestigious state colleges of Maharashtra, some of which include Xavier Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, University of Pune-DMS, N.L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai.

If you are looking to start a career in management through the MAH CET, here is a brief guide on the MBA CET Syllabus and how to interpret it.

 MBA MAH CET Exam Pattern

The MBA MAH CET exam comprises of four sections as mentioned below. Out of the four, there are two reasoning sections that carry a total of 100 marks. All the questions will be objective-based having 5 options. You will be allotted a total of 120 minutes to attempt the paper, down from the earlier 150 minutes. Further, negative marking does not apply.

SectionQuestionsMarksTotal Time
Quantitative Aptitude5050 



120 minutes

Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension5050
Logical Reasoning7575
Abstract Reasoning2525

MBA CET Syllabus

The following table throws light on the tentative topics in the MBA CET Syllabus. You can access it through the latest textbooks or save it via MBA CET Syllabus 2020 Pdf download online on the official website.


SectionTopics [tentative]
Quantitative AptitudeProfit & Loss, Percentages, Mixture & Allegations Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Average, Ratio & Proportion, Inequalities, Trigonometry, Speed & Distance, Number System, Simplification, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Graphs, Time & Work, Partnership, Data Interpretation, etc.
Verbal Ability/Reading ComprehensionReading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, Error Detection, Jumbled Sentences, Active & Passive Voice, Cloze Test, Odd One Out, Fill in the Blanks Vocabulary [Synonyms, Antonyms, One-word Substitution], etc.
Logical Reasoning/Abstract ReasoningSet Theory, Venn Diagrams, Puzzles, Input-Output, Assumption, Seating Arrangement, Dates & Calendars, Cause & Effects, Figure-based Statements, Orders & Rankings,  Statements & Conclusion, Assertion & Reason, Coding-Decoding, Sequential Output, Word Formation, Directions, Syllogism, Alphabet Test, Blood Relation,  Inequalities, etc.

MBA CET Syllabus: Tips

Here are a few suggestions that will come in handy while going through the MBA CET syllabus on time as well as play to your strengths.

  • Owing to the break-neck competition, the cut off percentile of MAH CET MBA examination goes soaring high every year. Many a time, it goes even beyond 99th percentile, implying that you must aim for anywhere between 125-145 questions correct out of the given 150.
  • Difficulty Level and Correct Answers

o   Abstract Reasoning: Going by the previous year papers, the difficulty level of this section was adjudged to be at a moderate level. Out of that, if you attempt 19-22 questions correctly, bearing in mind that there is no negative marking, it will get you through. In this section, you will be given directions, on the basis of which you will have to interpret different alternatives and come at a chosen option.

o   Logical Reasoning: Toppers and teachers considered this section as having a moderate difficulty level along with being lengthy. Marking 42-55 questions correctly should be enough. Directions, blood relations, clocks etc. are common questions and can fetch you marks.

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o   Quantitative Aptitude: Having a moderate-to-difficult level, the quant section is usually quite tricky. Try to get anywhere between 35-38 questions correct. Important topics include ration & proportion, number system, simplification, approximation, etc. come in handy in reasoning and quant as well.

o   Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension: Owing to reading comprehensions and time-intensive tasks, this section is typically of moderate difficulty level but lengthy. Try to have an aim of 32-35 questions correct, if you are good at it. Focus on vocabulary exercises and look out for antonyms, synonyms, one word substitution, word roots, translation in native language.

  • When you are preparing for the exam, make a section-wise schedule. Whether you have 1 or 2 or 3 months remaining, follow the schedule and chalk off topics as you go through.
  • Incorporate creative learning techniques such as flow charts, diagrams, graphs, puzzles and quizzes, amongst others in order to boost your memory and recalling skills. Further, you can also refer online for the latest changes to the syllabus as well as MBA CET Syllabus 2020 Pdf Download.

MBA CET Syllabus: Books

What will help you cover the syllabus in time and efficiently are the set of latest books dedicated to the exam as well as section-wise. Further, they also contain the syllabus in print if you find any difficulty in MBA CET Syllabus 2020 Pdf Download.

Book NamePublisher
50+ Solved PapersArihant Publications
Maharashtra MBA CET 2021Arihant Publications
MAH CET [MBA/MMS] Entrance GuideDisha Publications
Mathematics for MBA Entrance ExaminationsRS Aggarwal
Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionAjay Singh
Logical ReasoningArun Sharma

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